hight


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hight

 (hīt)
adj. Archaic
Named or called.

[Middle English, past participle of highten, hihten, to call, be called, from hehte, hight, past tense of hoten, from Old English hātan; see keiə- in Indo-European roots.]

hight

(haɪt)
vb
(Poetry) (tr; used only as a past tense in the passive or as a past participle) archaic poetic to name; call: a maid hight Mary.
[Old English heht, from hatan to call; related to Old Norse heita, Old Frisian hēta, Old High German heizzan]

hight

(haɪt)

adj.
Archaic. called or named: Childe Harold was he hight.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English heht, preterit of hātan to name, call, promise; akin to behest]
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